S'more Cupcakes



Its so difficult to get into the rhythm of writing again after a week of absence... sometimes i wonder if its all bec of FB.. easier and quickest way to keep in touch n update what ur doing... i miss writing... i miss taking food pics and i miss blogwalking... period!

Sooo.. We got back fm KL last thursday.. a day after we were supposed to go home.. i was a little panicked cos i knew i had orders to fulfil.. cake orders that were booked a month ago for a wedding... another order that came fm a Singaporean lady who lives in France for her fav cousin's engagement party which she couldnt attend and an order fm my cousin for her relative's wedding.. Alhamdullilah i managed to bake it without any glitch.. err well except when i had to call a plumber to fix my choked sink! blahhhhh S$150 out of the window!


Anywho last sat after I was done with my orders.. i decided to take mom and dad out for dinner... sis wati decided to join in and just like that.. we had a big group.. we later took all of them to T3 to chill and had coffee at our local coffeeshop.. was nice! Yesterday was spent at home relaxing.. the only exciting thing i did was to get myself a new 28-75mm F2.8 lens... will take pics using my new lens soon!

So ok... i am gonna go.. gv me a day to get into the rhythm again.. hopefully by then i am able to write more.. for now enjoy this "9 out of 10 star recipe" that was shared by Pastry Affair.. i call this cake WOW S'more Cupcakes cos this cake was just ohhhhh so goooodddd! The base of these cuppies have graham crackers.. middle part of these cuppies was a super moist chocolate/espresso cake.. top part of these cuppies have chocolate glaze and as if thats not enough.. the topping for these cuppies was marshmallow meringue. yums!


Chocolate Cupcakes with Graham Cracker Base
3 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/4 cup granulated sugar
10 tablespoons butter, melted

Method
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (180 degrees C). Line a cupcake pan with baking cups.
- In a large bowl, stir together graham cracker crumbs, sugar, and melted butter until evenly coated. Place a tablespoon sized scoop of the mixture in the bottom of each baking cup. Using a glass or bottle the size of the base of the cupcake, press down the graham cracker crumbs until they form a solid crust.
- Bake for 5 minutes to allow the base to harden. Cool for 5-10 minutes before filling with cupcake batter.



Malted Chocolate Cupcakes
Adapted from Sweetapolita

Yields 18-24 cupcakes

Chocolate Cupcakes
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup cocoa powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
Pinch of salt
2 eggs
1 cup strong black coffee (i used Nespresso!)
1 cup buttermilk
1/2 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon vanilla extract - I used espresso flavour and vanilla essence

Method
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line cupcake tin with baking cups.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
- Add the eggs, coffee, buttermilk, vegetable oil, and vanilla extract and beat for 2-3 minutes on medium speed to mix. Batter will be liquidy.
- Fill baking cups 2/3 of the way full and bake for 15-18 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the cake comes out clean with a few crumbs. Cool cupcakes to room temperature before frosting.


Fill the rest of the baking cups 2/3 full of cupcake batter. Place in the oven and bake for 18-22 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean. Allow to cool to room temperature before glazing and frosting.

Chocolate Glaze
4 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon light corn syrup

Method
In a saucepan, melt together the chocolate, butter, and corn syrup over medium heat and stir until completely combined. Remove from heat and allow to cool in room temperature for about 30 minutes until chocolate thickens to a spreadable consistency. Stir occasionally.

Marshmallow Meringue
4 egg whites
1 cup granulated sugar

Method
In a double boiler, whisk together the egg whites and sugar until the sugar is completely dissolved and the egg whites are warm to the touch, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from the heat, transfer to a medium mixing bowl, and beat the egg whites until they form stiff, shiny peaks, about 5-8 minutes.

To Assemble
Using a knife or off-set spatula, spread a thick layer of chocolate glaze on top of the cupcake, extending the chocolate to the edge of the cupcake. Let set for a few minutes.

Fill a pastry bag with the marshmallow meringue and pipe the meringue on top of the cupcake. Alternatively, you may fill a large sealable plastic bag with the meringue, snip off the corner, and pipe it on top of the cupcakes. Using a kitchen torch, lightly toast the marshmallow meringue to resemble a toasted marshmallow. Alternatively, if a kitchen torch is not available, turn the oven onto broil and place the cupcakes on a cookie sheet in the top shelf of the oven. It will only take a minute or two to get a nice toasty marshmallow look, so watch them very closely.


Macs ordered by Gina who lives in France for her cousin in Singapore.. ty dear for the order... was nice to hear ur voice..  ur funny!! soto ayam satu or better still... kicap cap kipas udang satu!! hahaha

5 pcs of marble cake ordered by Norlijah... ty dear for the repeat order... she also ordered macs... to my dear cousin Nasyita... ty for the macs order... enjoy ur 2wks Adelaide hols... am jealous! drink coffee at Cibo for me ok huhu

Finally, for those who have been waiting and hoping for a smaller Macaron baking sheet......tadaaaaa! It has arrived! Mastrad has answered your call! See HERE to order! Cheers!

28 comments:

rahel said...

Selamat pagi Kak Rima...
tergodanya gue tengok cc ni...siap ada meringue lagi...menawan hatiku..

Hesti HH. said...

Wowww...this look so good Kak Rima. Give me one bite please! and love the pictures too!

Rima said...

Rahel
Bake it cos its not as complicated as it looks... sedap banget!

Rima said...

Hesti
and i hv been thinking abt chiffon cake cuppies with vla. huhu.. mau satu dong!

KG said...

hmmm beli jgak ya the lens...pasti suka kan! this recipe is too inviting, must find time to do this:p

Dewi said...

Salams Kak Rima,

Wahhhhh!!! Da lama i tak leave comment. Heeee...!! Actually i da bookmarked smores cupcake by Glorious Treats blog since forever. Tu lom buat2 lagi, beh u punye ade graham base summore.. Addoooi..!! nak buat jugak la... Haha.. Tunggu beli torch.. Can i have 1 now? :p

Anonymous said...

Hi Kak Rima,

Hope that your mojo is back in updating your blog. Always love your pictures and read your writing.

I hv tried your coconut blossom. It's so delicious. Thanks for sharing the recipe

Susan sie

CT Delima said...

As'salam Rima

soooo goodddd! I like :)

tapikan kalau dapat merasa cc lagi best tau hehehe. tak sabar juga nak main bako2x ni hehe

Ribbon Clown said...

nyum nyum.. it looks good.. wah new lense.. where do u buy you lens kak rima? we bought them online. ive been eyeing new lense also, tp too $$.. T_T

♥LOVE2COOK MALAYSIA♥ said...

Very pretty cuppies sis! Gorgeous as always. Nak tukar ngan my not so good looking moist choc cake? Hihihi ;)

Anie said...

Rima,

I think u r right abt updating dkt fb. Senang jer...via mobile pun bole update kan. Tu yg kekadang buat I lembab mcm siput to update blog hehehez ;)

Waaahhh ada lens baru....bestnya ;)

Rima said...

Yani
Harus lah kena beli .. selagi tak beli.. selagi tu ku teringat ingat hehe

Rima said...

Dewi
how hv u been??!! dah lama tak nampak kat sini.. eh buat lah.. do it with the graham base.. sedap!

Rima said...

Susan
ty.. slowly but sure lah.. if no update nanti i also feel guilty.. maklum having a blog is like a full time job hehe

U did? alhamdullilah.. so glad to hear that u liked it!

Rima said...

KC.T
ahhh apa lagi.. torch dah ade.. pi bakoooo hehehe

Rima said...

RC
I got it fm this shop kat United sq.. now kedai dah tukar kat sim lim tu yg i went there to get my camera.. the new lens i got it fm AMK..

Rima said...

LOVE
bef i lupa again.. congrats! i got the magazine the other day.. happy for u.. gambar satu family i like!

Eh why not.. but kan mine semua dah gone.. can exchange with my pillow cookies tak?? hehe

Ng L L said...

Hi, I am keen to purchase the small mastrad baking sheets that come in set of two. I am based in kl. can you arrange to deliver to PJ. If yes how can I order from you. Thank you . Regards Ng

Rima said...

Hi Ng LL, you need to order from my online store via credit card. The link is: http://store.bisousatoi.com/Set_of_2_Macaron_Baking_Small_Sheets/p739524_6753136.aspx

Ng LL said...

Hi Rima thanks the reply. I read that the you will be coming to kl. can I pick the mastrad baking sheets from you when you are here after I have paid via online. Thanks. Regard Ng

Rima said...

Hi Ng,
Please have a look at the link I gave ou. The mac sheets are on Pre-Order. As stated in that link, I will order end of May (which I did today), and will send out the macs in mid June. I also dont bring along my mac sheets and only send them by post as it wouldnt be fair to the others who order by post. Please follow the link and read the description in there - it explains everything.
There are 2pc left.

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima
Placed my order for the small mac sheets (set of 2) last week. Hope to get it soon cos can't wait to try out even sized macs! Thank you. Ng

Anonymous said...

Hi Rima

ALready placed my order ref no 1253on June 8. May I know when I receive the mastrad baking sheets? Thank you. Ng LL

Rima said...

Hi Ng
As stated.. my stock arrived mid of june.. it did a few days ago and am in the process of sending all out... will email u once its out .. tks!

nasz said...

salam rima,
i always enjoy visiting your blog. nice pictures & great recipes too.. tried a few of them & they turn out great esp your TCCC. May i know where do you get the box that u put your smore cc, in the last picture, dd's birthday is coming soon thinking of packing cc for her guests but i can't seems to find that box with window. thanks

Rima said...

salam nasz
i got it fm jakarta :o(

Anonymous said...

hi Rima, reading your blog at night is bad for diet as it makes me hungry!! anyway these look awesome and I can't wait to try it out, but can I check if these are to be kept in the fridge or room temp? thank you! -Jes

Rima said...

Jes
LOL.. i dont hehehe...

I kept it in a tupperware and placed it in the fridge..

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